Georg Kurt Schauer, Frankfurt am Main 1954. (4), 1-100 (leaves), (5) pages. Oblong 4to (23 x 31 cm). Bound in quarter vellum with gilt spine titling and blind stamped front board. Small stamp on first fly leaf, front board partly faded. Beautifully printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies set with types of D. Stempel AG and historic faces from the foundry’s archives. Printed by Heinrich Egenolf on uncoated art paper, in black and China red with a third colour used solely for the pagination. Leaflet of 50 pages with texts and translations in German insert in pocket at the rear. Typographic specimens, printed on the rectos only, with quotations from the past and present on types and printing in sixteen different languages on 100 sheets numbered in blind.
”Zapf arranged each quote meticulously, using typefaces from the D. Stempel AG type foundry in Frankfurt. There are 60 faces in total and the quotes are in their original languages. Confined to the same area on each page, the designs are richly varied. An alphabet is effortlessly combined with each quotation.” (100 Classic Graphic Design Books pp. 20-21).
Dieses Manuale wurde in 16 Sprachen gesetzt aus Schriften der D.Stempel AG Frankfurt am Main unter Verwendung einiger historischer Typen aus deren Archiv und von Heinrich Egenolf 1954 in der Hausdruckerei gedruckt in einer einmaligen Auflage von 1000 Exemplaren.
(Hermann Zapf & His Design Philosophy page 113).